Kids Activities in Duncan


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  • Pacific Northwest Raptors
    In the verdant Cowichan Valley, Pacific Northwest Raptors cares for a diverse flock of birds of prey?owls twist their heart-shaped heads curiously, and hawks look on with eyes like copper coins. The staff provides them a safe habitat while educating the public about their habits, hunting methods, and favourite brands of feather cosmetics. Eagles and falcons ride warm zephyrs overhead daily, searching for prey high over the canopy when they aren?t perched back at the centre. Avian experts demo the birds? skills during walks, which include the opportunity for patrons to have a hawk or owl land on a gloved hand or already impressive jaw line. Intensive workshops and week-long falconry courses let guests settle in with the animals beneath the towering trees, which hush each other liltingly in the wind. Regular family events at the centre facilitate bonding with the regal raptors, many of which are trained in film work and pest control.
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    1877 Herd Rd.
    Duncan, BC CA
  • Mountain View Stables
    At Mountain View Stables, trainers specialize in educating equestrians in both English and Western styles of riding?trotting, cantering, and even jumping fences. On the surrounding paths, they lead groups on picturesque and leisurely trail rides on a fleet of friendly horses, which are paired with riders based on size, experience level, and habit of carrying around a stick and rope with a carrot on the end.
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    1949 Ingot Drive
    Cobble Hill, BC CA
  • Connect and Ride
    Nestled in the rolling hills outside Saanich, Connect and Ride's horseback-riding facility sits in the center of a pastoral wonderland. A rustic red farmhouse serves as a gathering point for horses and their caretakers, while an enclosed outdoor riding area hosts Western and English-style riding lessons. To train more advanced riders and their horses, staff members bring out jump fences and other obstacles. Instructors also lead multiple-hour horseback-rides along cool, wooded trails that sometimes end with a swim at a nearby lake.
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    4986 West Saanich Rd
    Victoria, BC CA
  • Saanich Commonwealth Place
    Saanich Commonwealth Place folds nicely into the District of Saanich Parks and Recreation Department's luxurious recreational centres, which together create a well-rounded outlet for creative and physical activity. Each is unique in its own way, with Pearkes boasting 31,000 square feet of ice rink for skaters and Gordon Head's UV-filtered pools hosting hundreds of thousands of laps swum. Galleries exhibit local artists at the Cedar Hill Arts Centre, and the accompanying recreation centre’s badminton, volleyball, and table tennis have seen more volleys than Tom Hanks at the Castaway reunion. Regardless of its defining feature, each centre seeks to bring the community together with enlightening and enriching fitness and arts programs.
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    4636 Elk Lake Dr
    Victoria, BC CA
  • GVVA
    Promoting vigorous exercise and exciting competition, the Greater Victoria Velodrome Association welcomes cyclists of all ages and ability levels to its outdoor velodrome—a banked cycling track—at the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre. There, the team introduces novices to the sport through clinics surveying the mechanics of navigating the track and offering advanced tips, such as techniques for passing other racers and avoiding banana peels' explosive stems. After completing lessons, students may participate in the regular racing events on Monday and Thursday evenings.
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    1767 Island Hwy
    Victoria, BC CA
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